Concentration Advisors:  

Prof. Andrea Simmons, Head advisor and main contact for non-concentrators. 

          Office hours Mondays 3-5pm, Metcalf 356

Prof. Malik Boykin. Office hours Tuesdays 10am - 12pm, Metcalf 351

Prof. Ruth Colwill. Sign up for an appointment here:

Prof. Joachim Krueger. Office hours by appointment, Metcalf 347

Prof Joo-Hyun Song.  Office hours Wednesday 11am - 12pm, Metcalf 234 

Prof. Leslie Welch.  On sabbatical, AY 2023-24


Transfer Credit Advisor: Prof. Andrea Simmons 


Psychology encompasses a range of phenomena and levels of analysis in pursuit of three goals: to deepen our understanding of cognitive and neural mechanisms of sensation, perception, learning and emotion; to probe the biological and evolutionary foundations of animal behavior; and to clarify the social perception and assessment of individuals and groups. In contrast to the other concentrations in this department, the Psychology concentration places the greatest emphasis on understanding human and animal behavior at different levels of analysis – biological, neural, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, and social.  Students choosing this concentration are often interested in clinical and mental health issues, and will be well prepared for careers in medicine, law, education, business administration, as well as both clinical and experimental psychology.

AP and Transfer Credits: Please refer to our departmental policy on applying AP and transfer credits


An up-to-date list of concentration requirements can be found here.

The CLPS Psychology Concentration Worksheet can be found here.

Guidelines for the Psychology concentration can be found here.

Guidelines for Directed Reading/Research can be found here.

Guidelines for Statistics courses can be found here.

Courses for AY 2023-24: Fall 2023


Psychology concentrators who plan to go to graduate school are especially encouraged to pursue Honors research.  Please refer to the CLPS Honors Program page for detailed information about the Honors program.